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news from Friday, September 21, 2018

- Former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra has admitted that Barcelona's famous La Masia youth academy can be a very scary place for young footballers looking to rise through the ranks. La Masia is responsible for the emergence of some of the biggest names in world football, having housed players such as Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta. There's no doubt that the standards are extremely high in ...

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- Lausanne - Germany and Turkey, the two candidates to host Euro 2024, were both praised in a UEFA report published Friday a week ahead of the vote on where the 24-team tournament will be staged.Germany's bid was of "the highest quality" while Turkey's was "in line with the long-term objectives of UEFA". The 42-page report analyses each bid for vision, security, transport, finance, stadiums and "pol...

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- We catch up on all the action from the past two weeks. Welcome to another week of Big D Soccer's coverage of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With the International break recently coming to an end, we catch up on a couple of weeks worth of action. Europe Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga: On Tuesday (9-11-2018) Weston...

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- ?Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has all but ruled out representing Spain at international level, despite the Frenchman being able to do so. The 24-year-old was born in Agen, in France, and has been capped 51 times for France at various youth levels but is yet to represent them in a senior international fixture. He was overlooked by national team manager Didier Deschamps ahead of Les Ble...

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- 126-cap international sends message to Rangers summer signing on Twitter after EL display - originally posted on Glasgow Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty scored the equaliser in Spain as the Ibrox club earned a fantastic result against La Liga giants Villarreal on Thursday night. The Gers twice came from behind to earn a fantastic 2-2 draw against a top European side, and they deserve a lot of prai...

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news from Thursday, September 20, 2018

- In the second post-World Cup FIFA rankings, the U.S. Men’s National Team stayed put at No. 22. The U.S. played two games since the last rankings were released, losing 2-0 to No. 3 Brazil and beating No. 15 Mexico 1-0, which actually moved up one spot from its previous No. 16 ranking despite the loss. The Stars and Stripes’ next pair of friendlies take place in October against Colombia, which s...

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- Manchester City defender ?Aymeric Laporte has no plans to switch his international allegiance to Spain, even though he is still waiting for his first France call-up. Having joined City from Athletic Bilbao in January, Laporte had hoped that his contribution to their Premier League title win would convince Didier Deschamps to call him up in time for the World Cup. Unfortunately, he was not includ...

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- Representing your country is surely one of the great pleasures of football. And yet, there are certain situations in which it can be a hindrance on a player's long-term career. Despite relevance clinger Richard Keys kindly informing us that any player who walks away from their country will 'for sure let you down badly again later in life', here are eight players who prolonged their club careers by...

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